Russell Crowe has said that he would be prepared to "give the tights another go" in a Man of Steel prequel.

The 49-year-old actor, who plays Superman's biological father Jor-El in the current film, revealed that he would be willing to star in another version of the superhero film.

Taking to his Twitter page, Crowe wrote: ''A lot of you are asking about a KRYPTON prequel, if that's something you feel strongly about let @Legendary pictures know your thoughts (sic)''

When a fan asked whether he was ''shamefully'' trying to get such a project up and running, he responded: ''Just getting sick of reading the same question mate, however, if it came up, I'd give the tights another go (sic)''

Recent reports have suggested pre-production on a Man of Steel sequel is due to start later this year and the movie is set to begin filming next year.